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Can an app serve as your business travel assistant?

2/3/2014 1:54:59 PM

From planning out your meetings for the trip to finding the perfect business car rental, there's a lot of preparation that goes into traveling for work. That's why many who go out of town often for business hire assistants to help them with these tasks. But for many business people, this is a pricey option that's not quite worth the added expense.

People who find themselves in need of business travel assistance often turn to their smartphones for help. These personal digital devices can allow you to book your hotel rooms, find directions and even manage your schedule from remote locations. But finding the right applications for your specific travel needs can be difficult. Consider these useful apps next time you go on a trip:

  • AroundMe helps you find restaurants, hotels and other establishments in unfamiliar cities according to your current location.
  • Expensify can help you keep your transactions in order for tax purposes, from organizing your receipts digitally to tracking how much gas you put into your car rental.
  • SignEasy lets you sign a contract or other document digitally and send them via email, Google Drive or other formats.
  • Evernote is an easy-to-use note-taking app that lets you store text, audio and video files, making them accessible by any of your devices.

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